Started by: christine marsden (735) 

does anyone know of John alker. c 1770 clockmaker shops in millgate and market place. wigan in the 1800's

Started: 30th Oct 2006 at 22:59

Posted by: frances (2831) 

Hi Christine

I have found a John Alker of Millgate Wigan in the family search - I'm not sure if it is the same John, b1750c and Married Margaret Barton on 21/4/1780. She was born 27/10/1753 her parents Thomas Barton mother Margaret ??


Replied: 31st Oct 2006 at 00:17

Posted by: frances (2831) 

Do you have Genes Reunited I have noticed that there are a couple of people on there that have John Alker of Wigan in their family trees.


Replied: 31st Oct 2006 at 01:04

Posted by: wiganyankeeron (inactive)

There is a very rare book 'Clockmakers of Wigan' I am sure the library will have a copy. There may be something in there?

Replied: 31st Oct 2006 at 13:43

Posted by: gilmgreen (9)

I have a Samuel Davenport in my family tree who was a watchmaker in Millgate. Could there be a connection?

Replied: 31st Oct 2006 at 22:57


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